1716 in History – What happened in year 1716

✅ Published on March 29th, 2009 in 18th Century in History

In history, year 1716 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1716.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1716 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
12 juneLegendary Sikh military commander Banda Bahadur was executed by the Mughals. Banda Bahadur is remembered for fighting the Mughal Empire, eliminating Zamindari system, killing Wazir Khan at SirHind and nurturing Khalsa Panth. On 7 December 1715 Banda Bahadur was captured from the Gurdas Nangal fort. He was executed on 9 June 1716, after 3 months of confinement and torture.
17 septemberFrench soldier Jean Thurel enlisted in the Régiment deTouraine at the age of 17, beginning a career of military service thatwould span 90 years.
04 AprilThe armies of Russia and Prussia captured Wismar in northern Germany.
08 JanuaryDutch gang leader "Sajko" was arrested.
10 FebruaryScottish thrower James III Edward came to France for the throne.
15 AprilGreat Northern War: Prussian troops occupied the German control of Sweden at the port of Wismar.
28 MayJohn Churchill I King of Marlborough was a paralyzed man.
05 JuneEngland and Emperor Karel Sahay signed the military treaty.
08 JulyGreat Northern War: The Battle of Dionnecklin trapped a Danish-Norwegian force under Peter Terdenkold and thus defeated the Swedish force.
05 AugustBattle of Petrovadin: 83,300 Austrian soldiers of Prince Eugene of Saloy defeated 150,000 Turks under Silahdadar Damat Ali Pasha (who was killed).
06 SeptemberThe first lighthouse was built in Boston, North America.
13 OctoberThe soldiers of the Hungarian Emperor Karel 6 captured Temesaver.
26 NovemberFirst lion shown in Boston in America
12 DecemberThe Secretary of the Northern Department in the British Government has been demoted from his office as Secretary of State and transferred by James Stanhope, 1st Earl Stanhope.

Famous birthdays in the year 1716:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 DecemberÉtienne Maurice Falconet / Sculptor / France
03 OctoberGiovanni Battista Beccaria / Academic / Italy
06 OctoberGeorge Montagu-Dunk / Politician / United Kingdom
06 March Pehr Kalm / Botanist / Sweden
10 JuneCarl Gustaf Ekeberg / Physician / Sweden
12 January Antonio de Ulloa / Politician / Spain
12 AprilFelice Giardini / Violinist / Italy
15 January Philip Livingston / Politician / United States of America
16 SeptemberAngelo Maria Amorevoli / Actor / Italy
16 DecemberLouis Jules Mancini Mazarini / Poet / France
18 JuneJoseph-Marie Vien / Painter / France
20 January Jean-Jacques Barthélemy / Archaeologist / France
21 March Josef Seger / Composer / Bahamas
23 JuneFletcher Norton / Politician / United Kingdom
25 DecemberJohann Jakob Reiske / Physician / Germany
26 DecemberJean François de Saint-Lambert / Soldier / France
26 January George Germain / Politician / United Kingdom
26 DecemberThomas Gray / Poet / United Kingdom
29 MayLouis-Jean-Marie Daubenton / Zoologist / France
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